Re: Positioning HTML Elements with Cascading Style Sheets
On Feb 1, 5:21pm, Todd Fahrner wrote:
> If not, then it's WYSIWIM
Another delightful acronym to add to my list.
> Absolute positioning is possible today with GIFs and tables
> (cf. NetObjects Fusion), but this printlike capability is a mixed
> blessing at best.
Nicely put. 'Printlike' captures the dependence on aspect ratio and
resolution quite well.
> PDF is at least resolution-independent.
Only to the extent that PostScript is. Once can have a PDF optimised for
screen viewing which will print quite poorly, and of course one sees PDF
all the time whose images are optimised for 600-1200dpi 4color printing
and which provides acceptable 'print previewing' but is poorly optimised
for being an actual online document.
PDF is a great way to capture paper-based layout and to transmit it for
remote preview and print. But it is of course aspect ratio dependent.
> Note that
> the frames-based proposal could accommodate flows in areas whose height and
> width was relative to the total rendering area.
Precisely. Resize the window and you don't see a scrollbar or a big white
margin, you see a document. A step towards allowing real design for online
Chris Lilley, W3C [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
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